For the majority of Catholics, if not all, the “siblings” of Christ in Scripture are the cousins of Christ. For the Orthodox, Joseph had children with a previous wife before becoming a widower. For many Protestant, Mary had other children after Christ. Many have no issue with her mothering others.
Something came to mind early this morning. If the Blessed Mother did go on to have children after Christ, then that means some people today could be “blood” related to Christ’s since He was fully human. So not only could one be related to our Lord in the spiritual way but also in the human way as well. :eek:
I guess it all depends on which side of the fence you stand on when viewing the siblings of Christ, but if you are on the side that Mary gave birth to others, you could be blood related to Christ.
A professor of religious studies I know explained that this is why the Church wanted to squash the idea of blood siblings.